How rock candy is formed, first there have to be enough molecules in one area that they have a high chance of bumping into one another. This happens when a solution, which is made up of a liquid and a component that will be crystallized, is saturated.
This project is customized for jars that hold approximately 14 ounce. if your jars are larger you will need to double the amount of water and sugar. Other materials that you need are flavors and allowable edible colors.
Wat are components of rock candy
In the rock candy, the liquid, said at the summary part, is water and the compound is sugar. A solution saturated when the liquid holds as much of the compound dissolved in it as possible. When making rock candy, you dissolve as much sugar as possible in water to make a saturated solution. After acquaintance with components of rock candy you will learn in the next topic how rock candy formed.
How rock candy formed
Following the former topic, if you add more compound than can dissolve in the liquid, the undissolved bits remain as solids in the liquid. Now you know how rock candy formed. But how do they grow?
In a saturated solution, the molecules bump into one another frequently because there are so many of them. Occasionally when they bump into each other, the molecules end up sticking together, this is the beginning of the crystallization process. Once several molecules stuck together they attract other molecules to join them and grow. This was the way how rock candy formed.